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Banned By The Beeb: Songs They Wouldn't Play
History of Music
"The British Broadcasting Corporation (a.k.a. 'The Beeb') has for decades been Britain's leading music broadcaster. Over the years 'Auntie' (as it is also known) has courted controversy by banning various records."
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Which song by a punk rock band was banned by the BBC during the Queen's Jubilee celebrations of 1977?
Land Of Hope And Glory
God Save The Queen
England, My England
Which of these songs was pulled off BBC playlists during the first Gulf War, years after it was a Eurovision song contest winner?
What's Another Year
All Kinds of Everything
Boom Bang A Bang
Puppet On A String
It's hard to believe Part One: The Byrds had a song banned in Britain by the BBC in 1966. What was it called?
Chimes of Freedom
Eight Miles High
Jesus Is Just Alright
Ballad Of Easy Rider
It's hard to believe Part Two: Frankie Laine had a song banned in the UK by the BBC in 1953. What was it called?
Two Loves Have I
Strange Lady in Town
It was described by one of Radio One's top DJs as "disgusting". Which UK number one hit was banned by the BBC in 1984?
Comes A-Long A-Love
Tell Laura I Love Her
Bad To Me
Banning records was always something that could be counter-productive: the controversy often increased sales. Which was the first song to reach Number one in the UK charts after it was banned by the BBC?
A Sinner Am I
Are You Sure?
Ooh! Aah! Oh!
Such A Night
Sometimes the reasons for banning a song could be obvious, but why was Perry Como's "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" banned by the BBC?
It was perceived to be mocking Judy Garland
It claimed there was no Santa Claus
It was based on a classical tune
It was perceived to be promoting homosexuality
Which song looked set for a high chart place before it was pulled from the BBC's playlists and removed from record shops following the death of Diana Princess of Wales?
The Car Song
Lord Won't You Buy Me A Mercedes Benz
Crawling From The Wreckage
Which song by Wings was considered so political that it was banned?
Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Heart Of The Country
Tug Of War
No quiz on banned songs would be complete without "Je t'aime... moi non plus" by Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg. Jane Birkin was not, however, the first female vocalist on the song; who was?
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Compiled Jun 28 12